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Welcome to the next generation in commercial pesticide application examinations. CDA has partnered with Metro Institute (an online testing company) and Colorado State University Extension to provide individuals wishing to license as a qualified supervisor or certified operator pesticide applicators examination locations outside of the Denver Metro area.
As a result of the partnership With Metro Institute (Metro), CDA has changed the qualified supervisor / certified operator examination procedure.
The process is as follows:
You will be asked to visit two parts of the Metro Institute Online Testing website in order to complete the exam application and scheduling a test.
1. Complete the Exam Application
2. Schedule your Online Test
Please be aware that The CDA office is open Monday – Friday. Any applications and exam scheduling requests submitted during the weekend will be processed as soon as possible during the Monday – Friday work week.
3. Once you complete the exam application, exam scheduling / location and exam payment process
You may schedule and take the exams in any order you wish. Please be aware that all applicators are required to pass the General Exam in addition to passing at least one category exam before CDA will issue the qualified supervisor / certified operator license.
Anyone can take the qualified supervisor exam, however, a qualified supervisor license will be issued only to individuals that have met the specific pesticide application experience requirements prior to issuing the license.
Examination results or scores are valid for one year from the date of the passed exam. Individuals that have passed the qualified supervisor exams and are not able to meet the experience requirements can obtain a certified operator’s license. There is no additional license fee when upgrading a certified operator license to a qualified supervisor license under these circumstances. Please call 303-869-9065 if you have any questions about the testing or licensing process.
The workshop(s) below have been approved by the Colorado Department of Agriculture for continuing education credit to renew your license as a qualified supervisor or certified operator. Click on the month you are interested in to see what workshops are available.
In order to renew a license without examination, each qualified supervisor, certified operator, and Private Applicator shall obtain the following credits prior to expiration of the license: